Dubai

Waldorf Astoria DIFC Set For Spring 2019 Opening

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Jan 2019

Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a 275-room property is getting ready for its opening in Spring 2019. The first Waldorf Astoria city hotel to open in the UAE comprises of 201 guest rooms, 46 suites, and 28 residential apartments. Evoking the elegance of the early 1960’s New York era, Waldorf Astoria DIFC promises

Jumeirah Al Qasr Completes Refurbishment

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Jan 2019

Jumeirah Al Qasr has refurbished its full inventory of rooms and suites, maintaining its traditional Arabic style, but now with a contemporary flair. All 294 rooms complete with terraces and balconies, have been refurbished to offer a rich and modern Arabic experience. Khuan Chew of KCA International Interior Design is the name behind the refurbishment.

Personalised Email Marketing Drives Hotel Revenue

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Jan 2019

Personalisation and cross-channel data are huge factors in email marketing and are likely to become even more important during the next years. This means that companies need to optimise their email marketing efforts to gain revenue, especially in the competitive hospitality business. Email marketing is becoming even more personalised and data-driven, concludes the report of Litmus.

Dubai Investments Partners With Millennium Hotels & Resorts

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Jan 2019

Dubai Investments has signed a partnership with Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA to commence work on the Copthorne Creek Hotel, a 138-room hotel located in Al Hamriya. This is the second hospitality real estate project between the two partners who are also working together on a four-star hotel in Mirdif Hills. The facility will be

Pierchic’s GM Nominated For The International Sommelier Scholarship

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Jan 2019

Luca Gagliardi, general manager of Pierchic, has been nominated by a jury of twenty sommeliers to represent the country at the next New Zealand Winegrowers International Sommelier Scholarship which will take place in February 2019. The New Zealand Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship is a global initiative with sommeliers from Australia, Asia, Canada, Europe, Ireland, New Zealand,

Desert River Expands Table Lights Business

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Jan 2019

Claudia van der Werf, director, Desert River tells Hotel & Catering News ME about their new website for table lighting. How long has Desert River been in the lighting business? We have been selling lighting products to the GCC hospitality sector for over 10 years now. This ranges from large statement lamps for outdoor use

OYO Home Set To Challenge The Middle East’s Hospitality Industry

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Jan 2019

OYO Hotels & Homes, South Asia’s biggest and fastest-growing chain of leased and franchised hotels, homes, and living spaces has announced the launch of OYO Home in Dubai. Starting with 40 homes in the city, the hospitality chain plans to ramp up the footprint to 200 homes in the next six months. It also plans

Gastronomy Uncovered: El Noctámbulo

by Mark Anthony Monzon | 07 Jan 2019

BNC Publishing’s resident food aficionado, Mark Anthony Monzon discovers the best new restaurants in town. “I hate tacos…” said no Juan ever. That’s a very popular joke that I think has a lot of truth in it because I have never met anyone who doesn’t like tacos. That’s probably why a brand new resto-bar El

DWTC Gears Up For Gulfood 2019

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Jan 2019

Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition will celebrate its new ‘The World of Good, The World of Food’ theme by launching the Gulfood Innovation Summit, a robust new conference programme, in 2019. In line with the proposition of its core theme, the 24th edition of Gulfood, running at Dubai World Trade

Crowne Plaza Appoints New Commercial EAM

by Mahak Mannan | 06 Jan 2019

Crowne Plaza Dubai has announced the promotion of Halim Fouad to executive assistant manager, commercial. Fouad joined the Sheikh Zayed Road property two years ago as cluster director of revenue management and has since been looking after the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi and Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown as well. In his new role as









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